Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) development driver Ryan Truex will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at the Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night. Truex will drive the No. 51 entry for Phoenix Racing as a continued agreement with the organization.
While this will be his first Cup start at the .75-mile track, Truex has four starts at Richmond in the NASCAR Nationwide series, earning one top-five and two top-10s. His last race at the Virginia track was in September of 2012 where he finished in the 16th position.
Comments from Ryan Truex Heading Into Richmond:
"I'm really looking forward to Richmond. My first Cup start didn't go the way I wanted, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to get another chance. I was really happy with qualifying 18th at Bristol, but we cut a tire and that was disappointing. It's just nice to get back in the seat and get another chance so quickly.
"Now that I've got that first start out of the way, and I know what to expect, I can't wait to get back on the track. We're trying to secure some sponsorship with RPM for next year and a good run helps. I just want to go out, learn as much as possible and complete all the laps."